Focusing power of an ellipse

One of my favorite applications of conic sections, this picture shows how quantum fields also reflect off of the ellipse.

STM image of atom in elliptic corral.

STM image of atom in elliptic corral.

(Image originally created by IBM Corporation.)
To learn more about this feat, check out IBM’s Almaden Labs page.

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